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Polyvinyl alcohol (polyvinylalcohol) has a variety of applications ranging from paper and textile industries to construction, adhesives and the oil and gas industry.
Kuraray Poval™ is water-soluble, has specific colloidal characteristics, excellent film-forming properties, and high tensile strength. In additi-on, it is elastic and resistant to heat and organic solvents. Kuraray Poval™ flexibility is due to its chemical properties, especially the numerous hydroxyl groups that react with substances such as reactant resins.
Elvanol™ polyvinyl alcohol is widely used in diverse applications such as adhesives for paper, wood, textiles, leather, and other water-absorbent substrates; photosensitive coatings; specialty molded products; water-soluble, gas-tight films; paper and paperboard; and binders for pigmented paper coatings, ceramic materials, and nonwoven fabrics.
Exceval™ is the trademark of Kuraray’s halogen-free, hydrophobic polyvinyl alcohol. Although Exceval™ is readily water-soluble like any fully hydrolyzed Kuraray Poval™ grades it absorbs less humidity in comparison to other Kuraray Poval™ grades.
Mowiflex™ is Kuraray’s polyvinyl alcohol-based polymer compound that meets the requirements of thermoplastic processing. This nontoxic resin is water-soluble and forms clear, glossy films. It has high tensile strength and can be processed using standard thermoplastic technologies.